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Poster: dead-head_Monte Date: May 6, 2010 10:47am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Nashville may have a huge loss of Musical Archives at Opryland

I hope The Internet Archive, and the new semi-burnt UCSC GD Archives, can in some way benefit from what might be an Archivist's Tragedy. Here is a discussion thread about the Nashville flooding. This is posted on Festivarian Forum, over at Planet Bluegrass. Hope Lin is a very reliable source in Nashville.

May 3: She says, "The entire Opryland area on the Cumberland River is [was] under water. The Ryman Auditorium, where the Birth of Bluegrass took place by Bill Monroe and The Bluegrass Boys of Kentucky, is HIGH AND DRY! I personally went downtown today and walked directly to the Ryamn and it is fine. The Country Music Hall of Fame does have major water damage to the basement and theater areas of the building. The Schermerhorn Symphony Center, that was opened by Béla Fleck, Zakir Hussain and Edgar Meyer in October of 2006, has major water damage to the basement and main floor areas."

May 4: She says, "My Dad's friend is the musical director at the Opry and he said they lost all of the old vintage guitars, the entire museum collection, and the entire musical archive... basically everything. All of it is flooded in sewage and fuel. Truly a sad day. We just lost a serious piece of Americana."

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Poster: Mandojammer Date: May 6, 2010 11:03am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Nashville may have a huge loss of Musical Archives at Opryland

Gruhn Guitars is just down the street from the Ryman and didn't fare so well.

A couple of years ago my son and I went in just to browse. I start noodling on a $12,000 Collings mandolin and a $37,000 1935 Gibson F style just for grins. I look over and my son is with one of the employees plugging in a beat up Les Paul Gold top. I thought it was a reissue until my son looked at the price tag and smirked "Wow, $190,000. I better not drop this."

You name it, it was in there. Pre-war Brazilian Rosewood Martins, several of Earl Scruggs' banjos, Stelling banjos, ton of Les Pauls and vintage Fenders.

I hope they moved their inventory to safety before the flooding hit.

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Poster: dead-head_Monte Date: May 6, 2010 11:59am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Nashville may have a huge loss of Musical Archives at Opryland

Curtis Burch, Dan Crary, and Vince Gill at Gruhn Guitars 10.1.08
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Today in NASHVILLE, Tenn. -- WSMV-TV Channel 4 will broadcast Working 4 You: Flood Relief with Vince Gill & Friends on Thursday, May 6, in prime time from 7 to 10 p.m.

Other stars scheduled to appear include Keith Urban, Alison Krauss, Naomi Judd, Amy Grant, Lorrie Morgan, Darius Rucker, Phil Vassar, Troy Gentry of Montgomery Gentry, Steve Wariner, Buddy Jewell, Lonestar, Bo Bice, Lee Roy Parnell, Bryan White, Julie Roberts, Chuck Wicks, Jimmy Olander, Steven Curtis Chapman, Brandon Heath, Billy Dean.

Nashville and the surrounding middle Tennessee communities have been devastated by floodwaters after the area received 15 inches of rain within a 48-hour time period. Thousands of middle Tennesseans have been evacuated from their homes with many losing everything to the flood. Many of the victims do not have flood insurance, and the demands on relief agencies are stretched to the limit.

“These are our friends and family; we always take care of our friends and family,” said Meredith Senior Vice President and WSMV-TV General Manager Elden Hale Jr. “It’s unfortunate that we’re called upon to do this again for our neighbors, but we are very proud to have the ability to reach out to so many people with Nashville’s flood relief telethon.”

All proceeds from Working 4 You: Flood Relief with Vince Gill & Friends will benefit The Salvation Army, The Red Cross and The Second Harvest Food Bank.

Channel 4 is unable to accommodate a live audience at the station. The only way to see the telethon is on Channel 4 and WSMV.com.


note by Monte Barry

Vince Gill and I were roommates in 1976. We lived with Bluegrass Alliance band members at Bickel's place in Louisville. Then Vince and I got an apartment together nearby, at The Grannies' place. I was the hippie soundman and Taper.

1975 was my first time to Nashville. I was with a bluegrass band named Country Comfort. They had an album out. They were in Johnson City and Kingsport, Tenn. Their new fiddler was my friend from NJ. And I became their soundman and toured with them. I lived in Nashville briefly in 1975. That's when I taped Vassar Clements' Hillbilly Jazz there.

In 1976, I went to Nashville as soundman with the Bluegrass Alliance and Vince Gill. They performed in the original Grand Old Opry. We were all backstage with many famous artists there. We met Loretta Lynn, and went with her onto her bus, in the back of the Opry.

In 1971, Sam Bush was in Bluegrass Alliance. The band rebelled and separated from the fiddler. They formed the legendary Newgrass Revival band. In 1976, the Bluegrass Alliance band, with Vince Gill, rebelled and separated from the same fiddler. They formed a really cool band of their own named Lazy River, and I was their soundman.

I taped all this stuff. Everything I did, everything I learned - all of "my best stuff" - everything was thanks to the incredible sound of the 1973 Grateful Dead that I experienced. Thanks to The Archive, and so many, many others, I get to share my tapes here. It is a stunning collection of amazing players.

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Poster: Mandojammer Date: May 6, 2010 12:15pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Nashville may have a huge loss of Musical Archives at Opryland

Monte -

Even in the middle of human tragedy you manage to help take some of the sting out.

Many thanks.

You are a damn good man and I am proud to call you one of the "best friends I've never met."*

* Stolen from someone else here in the Forum who said that.

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Poster: bluedevil Date: May 6, 2010 12:27pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Nashville may have a huge loss of Musical Archives at Opryland

I'll second that (e)motion.

And now to give Mando another laugh:

Duke Football, 2010 ACC CHAMPIONS!

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Poster: DeadRed1971 Date: May 6, 2010 2:34pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Nashville may have a huge loss of Musical Archives at Opryland

Only wen reedin n rightin are dont mater like heer at mareland.

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Poster: Mandojammer Date: May 6, 2010 1:03pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Nashville may have a huge loss of Musical Archives at Opryland

And laugh I did.

(Darren Evans + Ryan Williams) > (Duke Defense + Duke Bench)

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Poster: William Tell Date: May 6, 2010 12:55pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Nashville may have a huge loss of Musical Archives at Opryland

I'll "third" that, and the motion carries...

Thanks for the info Monte; I truly had no idea.

I suppose "data", like our beloved LMA, is diff, as it can be in many places at the same time for little cost, but not so a "physical item"...

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Poster: direwolf0701 Date: May 6, 2010 11:01am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Nashville may have a huge loss of Musical Archives at Opryland

that is awful awful news - guess in a 75 year flood plain, they just didnt think the water would ever get that high. a sad day for this nation's musical heritage.


thanks for the update Monte

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Poster: wineland Date: May 6, 2010 1:13pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Nashville may have a huge loss of Musical Archives at Opryland

Ugh... that makes my heart ache. Hopefully not all is lost. Thinking good thoughts for those caught up in the floods and the aftermath.

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Poster: elbow1126 Date: May 6, 2010 11:45am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Nashville may have a huge loss of Musical Archives at Opryland

That is terrible news, thank you for providing the information. I had been in contact with a friend at Vandy but hadn't gotten around to discussing the impact on the music part of town.

Just out of curiosity, how do you see the archive or for that matter anyone benefitting from this? To be better prepared for freakish natural disasters?

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Poster: TOOTMO Date: May 6, 2010 2:56pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Nashville may have a huge loss of Musical Archives at Opryland

Someone say, "Vandy"? It's just a tiny taste but if you like your Phil front and center, give it a spin.

http://www.archive.org/details/gd1972-10-21.set2-partial.sbd.miller.94409.sbeok.flac16


Set 2
(missing tracks)
He's Gone
Greatest Story Ever Told
Bird Song
Truckin' ->
The Other One ->
Morning Dew
(missing tracks)

TOOTMO

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Poster: johnnyonthespot Date: May 6, 2010 11:22am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Nashville may have a huge loss of Musical Archives at Opryland

damn! I was worrying about the real opry ( Ryman )but I never thought about the historical stuff they could have over at Opry land. It always makes me sad when history is lost.

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